Just because we're a very long way (news-wise) from this November's 2013 edition of the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, doesn't mean that there aren't any related stories to report on.
Today, the folks from Morgan's & Phillip's Speed Apparel (M&P) sent us an email informing us about a project car they're working on for the upcoming SEMA event. Whereas last year, they went with a classic Mini Cooper, for the 2013 show, they've chose a 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 Coupe.
The car, which was named after Henry Ford's estate, "Fair Lane", near Dearborn, Michigan, is being restored as we speak, with the inspiration for the build coming from the iconic Gulf Racing GT40's of the 60's.
"It's really our interpretation of what the car might look like had a team of NASCAR guys decided to go road racing in Europe in the 1960's," said Michael Sattterfield the creative director of M&P, which as you may have guessed already, is an official resellers of Gulf Oil-branded products.